Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:45 PM

Christmas and New Year Holiday City Schedule

Image of a red holiday bulb decoration with gold trim.

Due to the upcoming holidays all City offices and facilities are closed;

  • Noon on Thursday, Dec. 24, re-opening on Tuesday, Dec. 29
  • Noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, re-opening on Monday, Jan. 4 

Please note the following exceptions:

  • Access St. John’s is available to residents 24/7; however front counter service is unavailable during times noted above
  • Paid parking regulations will not be enforced after noon on Thursday, Dec. 24; Friday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 28; after noon on Thursday, Dec. 31; and, Friday, Jan. 1
  • Animal Care and Adoption Centre will be providing service from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday Jan. 2 and Sunday, Jan. 3. Please note the shelter remains closed to the public for drop-in service. Please visit the City website for contact information.
  • The next City Council meeting takes place at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11 and the next Committee of the Whole meeting will take place Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. 

Recreation Facilities
The H.G.R. Mews Community Centre and Paul Reynolds Community Centre:

  • close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24 and re-open on Sunday, Dec. 27
  • close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 31 and re-open on Saturday, Jan. 2

All other recreation facilities are closed from noon Thursday, Dec. 24 and re-open Saturday, Jan. 2.

Waste Collection
To accommodate extra garbage during the holiday season, the City of St. John’s will allow residents to include two extra bags in their regular collection, Jan. 4 - 8. Please place the bags alongside the automated cart on your collection day.

Please remember that holiday wrap is not recyclable; for tips on what to recycle and how to reduce your waste during the holidays, please visit curbitstjohns.ca.

  • There is no waste collection on Friday, Dec. 25. The waste collection schedule for Area 5 moves to Tuesday, Dec. 29. 
  • There is no waste collection on Monday, Dec. 28. The waste collection schedule for Area 1 moves to Tuesday, Dec. 29.
  • There is no waste collection on Friday, Jan. 1. Collection for Area 5 moves to Monday, Jan. 4. See schedule below for details.
  Monday
Dec. 21
Tuesday
Dec. 22
Wednesday
Dec. 23
Thursday
Dec. 24
Friday
Dec. 25
Garbage 1A/B 2A/B 3A/B 4A/B No Collection
Recycling 1B 2B 3B 4B
  Monday
Dec. 28
Tuesday
Dec. 29
Wednesday
Dec. 30
Thursday
Dec. 31
Friday
Jan. 1
Garbage No Collection 5A/B
1A/B
2A/B
3A/B
4A/B No Collection
Recycling 5B
1A
2A
3A
4A
  Monday
Jan. 4
Tuesday
Jan. 5
Wednesday
Jan. 6
Thursday
Jan. 7
Friday
Jan. 8
Garbage 5A/B
1A/B
2A/B 3A/B 4A/B 5A/B
Recycling 5A
1B
2B 3B 4B 5B

Christmas Tree Drop Off Location
Only natural, undecorated trees are accepted as they will be mulched for use in landscaping projects in City parks and open spaces. Please do not bundle or tie the tree.

  • Quidi Vidi Lake, large gravel parking lot off The Boulevard; Tuesday, Dec. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 10; excluding December 31 and January 1 when the parking lot will be closed due to the New Years firework display. If the fireworks display is postponed until January 1, then the parking lot will be closed for the Christmas tree drop off until January 2. 
  • Robin Hood Bay Residential Drop-Off, 340 East White Hills Road, from Tuesday, Dec. 29 to Saturday, Jan 9. Click here for hours of operation. 

The Loop at Bannerman Park
The Loop at Bannerman Park is open for the season. Restrictions are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a maximum capacity of 40 persons for each 50-minute skating session beginning at the top of each hour. The Loop will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with the following exceptions:

  • December 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 25 closed 

For details call The Loop Line at 733-LOOP (5667).